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Dr. Steven Choi Announces Candidacy for California State Senate District 37
Former Assemblymember (2016-2022) Choi Will Run in Open, Newly-Drawn SD 37
January 23, 2023 – Today, former Assemblymember Steven Choi, Ph.D. (R – Irvine) announced his candidacy for the California State Senate District 37, which includes all of the Assembly District Dr. Choi represented from 2016 – 2022.
"I will continue to work hard to represent this Senate District that I already know well. My legislative priorities include economic recovery, inflation control, safer communities, and reducing homelessness among others, Dr. Choi remarked.
"As a former legislator, I am already familiar with the legislative process and plan to hit the ground running on the first day to take actions. We need more commonsense in Sacramento and I’m proud to run for SD 37 which includes my former Assembly District that I proudly represented for 6 years," added Dr. Choi.
SD 37 includes the cities of Irvine, Costa Mesa, Orange, Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel, Tustin, Anaheim, Fullerton, Aliso Viejo, Placentia, Laguna Woods, Villa Park, Yoba Linda and other unincorporated areas. Dr. Choi's old Assembly District 68 overlaps 50% of the new Senate District which helps him with the high name recognition advantage.
Additionally, SD 37 is much more favorable with the voter registration than the previous Assembly District 73 that he had to face in 2022. At the time of his Announcement, he already secured more than a dozen endorsements from the local elected officials as well as the community leaders and plans to expand it extensively.
Endorsements (partial list):
Jay Obernolte, California Congressman, CD 8
Jeff Stone, Senator, State of Nevada, Former California Senator
Tri Ta, Assemblyman, AD 70
Claude Parrish, Orange County Assessor
David Shawver, Mayor, City of Stanton
Noah Blom, Mayor, City of Newport Beach
Gene J. Hernandez, Mayor, City of Yorba Linda
Robyn Grant, Newport Beach City, Councilwoman
Ted Bui, Fountain Valley City Councilman
Janice A. Lim, Council Member, City of Yorba Linda
Tim Shaw, Orange County Board of Education
Soo Yoo, ABC School Boadmember
Former Elected Officials
Jim Nielsen, Former California Senator
Keith Curry, Former Mayor, City of Newport
Francine Scinto, Former Tustin Schoolboard
Anthony Kuo, Former Irvine Councilmember
Christina Shea, Former Irvine City Mayor
Jesse Petrilla, Former Rancho Santa Margarita
Hengameh Abraham, AD 73 Assembly Candidate
Simon Moon, Irvine Mayoral Cendidate
Steven Greenberg, Former Irvine Commissioner
Christopher Gonzales, Attorney, former Congressional Candidate
John Park, Chair, Greater Irvine Republicans
Lee M. Lowrey, ATLAS PAC President
Corrin Rankin, Calif. Republican Party Central Valley Regional VP
Randy Berholtz, Calif. Republican Party Secretary
Bill Sandlin, Commander, American Region Post 838
Ilene Schneider, IRWF VP for Membership
Logan Jeffs, GIR, Volunteer Chair
Ben Chapman, Chairman, Greater Costa Mesa Republicans
Heriberto Mendez, Chairman, UCI College Republicans
Philippe Nou, OC Young Republicans
Jay Peterson, Chair, Tustin Republican Assembly
Bruce J. Schneider
Noel Stone Parrish, Women’s Federated Member
Dr. Choi has served as Irvine School Boardmember, Irvine City Councilmember, Irvine Mayor and Assemblymember for six years since 2016. With extensive experience in local governments, he believes in local control as much as possible and has worked closely with local elected officials.
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